Findley Elementary School
March 16, 2020
Message from the Principal
Thank you for your patience and understanding during this very dynamic situation. Governor Brown announced last week all schools in Oregon will be closed beginning Monday, March 16 through Tuesday, March 31, 2020. Students are slated to return April 1.
The district has prepared a remote learning webpage where you can access a variety of resources to help keep students engaged in learning over this extended break. Included in these resources are suggested activities for reading, writing, math, social studies, science, emotional well-being and English Language Development. I would encourage you to look at all the resources available.
Below is the district’s statement on remote learning:
BSD Teaching & Learning Department is providing suggested lessons and activities that families can use to keep students engaged in learning during this extended school closure. Remote learning activities are organized by grade level and contain a combination of low tech and technology-based options across multiple subject areas, including consideration for student physical and mental wellness. Our goal is to provide a structure for at-home learning so families have some easy-to-implement activities to prevent regression and learning loss during this break. Include link:
For tech support, please contact your school office and you will be directed to the school’s technology support specialist.
Here is more information you might find helpful:
Elementary Conferences scheduled for April 2-3 and April 16-17 are canceled. These days will be restored as Student Contact days. This means that the students will be in attendance with expectations of a regular school day. Elementary Parent Conferences will not be rescheduled. Nutrition and transportation services will be provided.
How the Closure will affect the End of the School Year
At this time, we do not know how this emergency closure will affect the end of the 2019-2020 school year. We will keep you updated as details become available.
We have a list of community resources available on our website. Please visit https://www.beaverton.k12.or.us/departments/student-services/community-resources
Comcast Internet Essentials: Effective Monday, March 16, 2020, anyone who signs up for Internet Essentials will receive two free months of Internet service.
Health Care: The Beaverton School Based Health Center will be open during the closure and spring break.
Please know that while our office won’t be open to the public, we will be working next week (3/16-3/20) and stand ready to answer any questions you might have during this time. Give us a call-we are here for you.
Stay Healthy Dragons!
Sherry Marsh, Ed.D
Due to the school closures, we will extend the Application Deadline for 6th Grade AVID to Friday, April 10th
Remote Learning - Scholastic
The Nutrition Services Department will be providing lunch for all students and children ages one (1) and up March 16 – 20, March 30, and March 31 from 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. at designated school sites (listed below).
Meals will be available for all students. Students must be present to be given a meal.
We will be handing meals out, grab & go style. Cafeterias will not be open for dining. Curbside pick-up will be available.
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Whitford Middle School
Beaverton High School
Southridge High School
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I know in this time of uncertainty, a lot of emotions can come up in our kids and in the adults as well. Here are a few resources I thought might be helpful. Stay healthy and thank you for all you do as wonderful parents to your amazing kids.
Resource to share
Behavioral Health & Wellness Resources
RESOURCES FOR FAMILIES: Tips for how to talk to your child about coronavirus.
General Tips for staying safe & well at home:
General CDC fact sheets to help understand COVID-19
Brain breaks/stress busters/mindfulness ideas:
All School Age Levels:
Elementary School Level:
Middle School Level:
“Release” – A Whirlwind of Daily Pressures: How Students Cope by Mindful Schools: Beginning discussion about anxiety followed by mindfulness explanation. Involves interviews with students discussing their anxiety, this could potentially be triggering to highly anxious kiddos.
High School Level:
An Experiment in Gratitude Use this as an intro to doing a gratitude practice with your teen!
Tips for those students who have existing MH conditions? Reminders about local resources?
Pennies for Patients
Dear Students and Families,
Thank you so much for your amazing contributions to Pennies for Patients! We have surpassed our goal already! Students have been working hard to raise money and have also had the job of counting the money coming in and recording it. These contributions make a huge difference in the life of someone with blood cancer and we thank you so much for all of your giving.
Due to school closures next week, we will be announcing winners when we get back to school. Online giving only will remain OPEN until 3/20.
Thank you for your amazing caring heart, Findley Community!
Sincerely, Emily Gotfried
Findley Elementary School
Announcements week of 3/6
Donations of Disinfectant Wipes & Hand Sanitizer Needed!!!
(We have been told that the Bethany QFC does have sanitizer as of 3/5)
Findley Field Improvement News!!!
We have good news to share from the PTO! After years of trying to move forward on improving our field, we have finally gotten a reasonable quote to begin Phase I of a multi-tier project.
Sometime in the next month or two, a vendor will be onsite to start work on installing sprinklers on the field. The track will be closed during this time. The project will take no more than 3 weeks.
Once this phase is completed, the PTO Board will evaluate future plans for the second phase of the project, which is drainage.
Up Coming Events
School out 3/17 - 3/31
1st - Students return to school
10th - No School Grading Day - TBD
15th - Passport Club
17th - Passport Recheck
17th - All School Assembly
23rd - Kindy Roundup
24th - No School - Staff Development